Category Archives: Gardening

To those of you posting photos of your crocus.

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A little domesticated spring.

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Spring progress, pt. 2.

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Spring progress.

    Gardening in the Upper Midwest can be challenging. Of course, every region has its own particular challenges but ours seem especially annoying in the spring. I see other bloggers post pictures of their crocuses and snowdrops and even … Continue reading

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Spring! (con’t)

┬áThe crocus planting continues today. We got only about half of them into the ground yesterday. If we finish the croci, there will be daffs, too — 100 mixed bulbs to naturalize between the little patch of them in the … Continue reading

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Molly The Teenage Helper is planting crocus for me! 100 soft blue-lavender mixed with 25 mixed colors. I can’t wait for spring!

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Today is brought to you by the color green*.

The wild geraniums are blooming along the roadsides here.   A closer look.   The hardy geraniums in my garden. Notice how well they are blooming. Not.   My hardy geraniums and their neighbors, labeled. You know how you never … Continue reading

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Listen to your wife. Or not.

As I knat upon the deck on Sunday, I gazed at the 50+ foot white pine in our front yard. That tree is testimony to not listening to your wife, also to Smokey's incredible and persistent optimism. When we bought … Continue reading

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Sunday random (as usual).

First, the weekly mutterings. Weird :: Al (Jankovich). Balance :: ballet. Personal :: best. Reproduction :: copying. Distraction :: ADD. Articulate :: artichoke. Shovel :: grave. Column :: numbers. Hey, I am an accountant, remember? Drastic :: action. Bombastic :: … Continue reading

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Gardening Friday.

You may remember that I was nudged into planting a perennial garden in front of our door last fall. Or maybe you don't remember; I cannot find anything more than a passing mention of it on the blog. So I'll … Continue reading

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